Category Archives: Alternative

CLOCK OPERA – WHIPPOORWILL (Indie – UK)

Clock Opera

Eclectic avant pop four piece Clock Opera emerged from London’s alternative scene in 2012 with a debut album that earned them great reviews and. After a string of highly praised singles (“Changeling”, “In Memory”), they are returning with new track “Whippoorwill”, taken off their sophomore album Venn, to be released on February 10th via !K7 / League Of Imaginary Nations.

“Whippoorwill” is the third sample of the quartet’s long-delayed album and it comes with a beautiful video, made by the band’s own Andy West (bass/guitar), mostly by hand and extensive labour.

Check out CLock Opera’s official site or Facebook and listen to more songs on their SoundCloud. Buy the music on

HOSPITALITY – GOING OUT (Alt/Indie – US)

Hospitality

Hospitality is an American Indie trio from Brooklyn, NYC, formed in 2007 and consisting of Amber Papini (vocals, guitar), Brian Betancourt (bass) and Nathan Michel (percussion). The band released their first full-length album on Merge Records in January 2012 to very positive reviews.

“Going Out” is taken off the band’s sophomore album, Trouble, which features a darker sound than its predecessor. Hospitality’s trademark pop is still present but with a more stripped-down instrumentation, creating a space where undulating synths come alive and mysterious voices fill the void.

Amber Papini elaborates: “Most of the songs are about everyday environments that arouse anxiety or unease. I think a lot of the songs deal with this ‘out of place’ kind of theme, feelings of unease and the questions of what is under you or what surrounds you.”

Find Hospitality on Facebook or SoundCloud. Buy on

RESIN MOON – SALT EP (SynthPop – Australia)

Resin Moon
Northern Territory multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Resin Moon, who also makes music under his own name Dave Crowe, has captured the attention of many over the past few months with his original productions inspired by desert landscapes and analogue machines. Influenced by artists such as Air, Son Lux and Gotye, his sound delves into unknown musical territories and shows a distinctive flair for subtle electronica with a pop twist.

Following Resin Moon’s big win at the NT Song of the Year Awards with the song “Salt”, his next single “Feels” got playlisted on Triple J radio. In “Feels”, Resin Moon delivers some beautiful vocals over a swelling bed of warm synths, with unexpected twists and turns.

Follow Resin Moon on Facebook or SoundCloud. The Salt EP is available now on the official site or on

SON LUX – ALTERNATE WORLD (Alt/Electronica – US)

Son Lux

Bones is the fourth studio album released by American musician Son Lux (a.k.a. Ryan Lott), who first came to public knowledge in 2008 with his breathtaking debut, At War With Walls and Mazes, followed by We Are Rising in 2011. Released in October 2013 via Joyful Noise Recordings, Lott’s third album Lanterns has spawned a handful of very successful singles, including “Alternate World” (stream below).

The song features guest vocals from Ieva Berberian, Cameron Schenk, Aaron Strumpel and Shara Worden, which provide a counterpoint to Lott’s raspy vocals. Other guests include Chris Thile on the mandolin and Christopher Wray on pedal stell and bass.

Check out Son Lux’s SoundCloud for more tunes and head over to his Facebook for info and tour dates. Buy the music on

NOVO AMOR – ANCHOR (Indie/Folk – UK)

Novo Amor

Ali John Meredith-Lacey, better known under the moniker Novo Amor, is a Welsh multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer. Lacey released early work in 2012, but rose to prominence after the release of his debut EP Woodgate, NY in March 2014. He has since released multiple singles as Novo Amor, as well as collaborative work with Ed Tullett.

“Anchor” comes with a gorgeous video directed by Josh Bennett.

For more info, tour dates and music, check out Novo Amor’s official site or Facebook. Buy “Anchor” on